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WordPress Careers Masterclass

Learn how to forge a successful career with WordPress.

Starting out in WordPress and need some direction with your career? Using WordPress as a hobby and want to turn it into a full-time job? Or maybe you’re stuck in a career rut and need some help?

In this six-part course, you’ll learn about the wide range of WordPress career options available to you. Developer Rachel McCollin will help you identify your career goals and provide information, tips and advice to help you formulate your own career plan and follow it through. By the end of the course, you’ll have clear goals and know which path you need to take to forge a successful career with WordPress.

WordPress Know-How

Learn from WordPress developers who are expert in their field and passionate about teaching.

Experts Guidance

Ask questions and get direct feedback and support from course instructors and Academy staff.

Motivating Groups

Study along with a like-minded cohort. Make friends and explore opportunities for collaboration.


Weekly discussions allow you to share and discuss your work with instructors and other students.

Top Marks

Complete courses and receive comprehensive feedback on your assignments from instructors.


Each course is fully assessed by Academy staff and when you graduate you will receive full certification

“In this course, I’m going to guide you through a process of identifying your own career goals and provide information, tips and advice to help you formulate your own career plan and follow it through.”
– Rachel McCollin, Course Instructor

Course Structure

Course Structure

  • Week 1: Forging a Successful WordPress Career
  • Week 2: Selling Your Code (Themes and Plugins)
  • Week 3: Selling a Service (Client Work)
  • Week 4: Selling Your Time (Employment or Freelancing)
  • Week 5: Selling a Product (E-Commerce and SaaS)
  • Week 6: Making it Work (Planning and Learning)

Rachel McCollin / Instructor

Rachel is a freelance web designer and writer specializing in mobile and responsive WordPress development. She's the author of four WordPress books including WordPress Pushing the Limits, published by Wiley.


Every course in the Academy is free for WPMU DEV members, you can take as many as you like and even use your certification to earn more money in our Jobs & Pros section, also completely free for members. Get started right now!

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